ripgrep is a very fast searching file system searching utility written in Rust. General usage is like this:
rg something directory-name
This is great, but when searching in my dotfiles for a configuration I don’t find what I’m looking for. Any file whose filename starts with
. is considered hidden and these files are not searched by default with
To search hidden files (or dot files) use the
rg --hidden "alias git" ~
Now, if there is a configuration that is overriding
git in my dot files, I’ll find it!